Non-covered services legislation passes Ohio House committee

House Bill 367 – legislation that would prohibit dental insurance companies from setting fees for services that they do not cover – has passed the House Insurance Committee with a 7-4 vote! The legislation now goes to the full house for consideration.

House Bill 367 was introduced in the Ohio House by Rep. Anthony DeVitis along with 11 co-sponsors.

The Ohio Dental Association supports the effort to stop this unfair practice that unnecessarily interferes with the patient-dentist relationship.

Earlier this spring, ODA President Dr. Steve Moore along with ODA Executive Director David Owsiany testified before the Ohio House Insurance Committee in favor of this legislation. Additionally, attendees at ODA’s Day at the Statehouse spoke to their legislators about this legislation.

“The non-covered services issue is fairly complicated for legislators who may not be well versed in health care and insurance issues, so the grassroots efforts are critical for educating legislators on this important issue,” Owsiany said.